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  • Court dispositions published January 10

     n Jessica Marie Schaffer, cocaine sale within 1,000 feet of school and opium or derivative trafficking, nolle pros; cocaine sale within 1,000 feet of specified place changed to sale of controlled substance, 10 years drug offender probation; opium or derivative trafficking changed to possession of controlled substance, 5 years drug offender probation; served concurrently. Must pay civil judgment.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for January 10

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    n Jan. 1, Bryan Keith Baker, 39, Williston, battery. Bond $50,000.

    n Jan. 5, Debra Ann Blair, 55, Inglis, assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Bond $2,000.

    n Dec. 31, Robert Brown, 52, Alachua, non support of children or spouse.

    n Jan. 4, Jeffrey Alan Cochran, 34, Chiefland, battery, criminal mischief, kidnapping, discharging a firearm in public, assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Bond $220,000.

  • Nature Coast Trail priority for development

    The natural beauty of the Tri-County area may serve to bring in even more tourists with further development of the region's Nature Coast State Trail System.

  • Road paving list gets a change

    Because of a delay in getting work done on Northwest 80th Street near Chiefland, the Levy County Commission has switched the No. 1 and No. 2 projects on its road paving list. 

  • County dodges bullet with FCC

    Levy County has dodged an expensive bullet to meet a Jan. 1, 2013, deadline for converting all its Department of Public Safety radios to 12.5kHz, better known as narrowbanding.

  • County to hire consultant to secure BP money

    Levy County is moving ahead with hiring a consultant to aid in planning and securing a share of the expected billions in fine money to be paid by BP for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2011. 

  • Sheriff puts his stamp on office

    Sheriff Bobby McCallum, who took office at midnight Dec. 31, is putting his imprint on the Levy County Sheriff's Office naming W.O. “Brett” Beauchamp III as undersheriff/legal advisor and elevating Maj. Mike Sheffield of corrections to the rank of colonel and naming him chief of staff.

  • Levy County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, Jan. 8 meeting



    January 8, 2013


    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag


    9:00 a.m. . - Public Hearing

    Rob Corbitt, Director

  • Crash ties up traffic at lunchtime

    A rwo-part, three vehicle accident tied up traffic in Chiefland on Monday from shorty after noon, until about 1 p.m., and resulted in injuries two people — a woman and a man. Both were transported to a hospital by Levy County EMS. 

    Chiefland Police Maj. Al Graves said a gray Mazda was westbound on Northwest 21st Avenue, attempting to cross U.S. Highway 19. The intersection is one of the city's busiest with a Taco Bell on one corner, a Murphy fuel station and Capital City Bank on two other corners.

  • Court Dispositions published January 3

    •Lowell Timothy Baker, driving while license revoked for habitual traffic offenses, adjudication withheld, 1 year probation; third DUI violation in three years changed to DUI impairment, 1 year probation; refusal to submit to DUI test, 1 year probation, all served concurrently; must attend DUI school, use Interlock device 1 year, license suspended 1 year, vehicle impounded 30 days. Must pay $1,000 fine, civil judgment and probation cost.